As the College's first clinical facility, the MSU Clinical Center is the principal practice site for faculty and resident ambulatory primary care and outpatient consulting services. The facility is designed solely for the delivery of ambulatory care and offers a variety of health services including resident outpatient clinics, general medicine faculty clinics, subspecialty clinics, onsite physical therapy, and laboratory and radiological services including magnetic resonance imaging. The Clinical Center houses an onsite pharmacy, nurse practitioner offices, conference rooms, a computer-learning lab, and wireless Internet access throughout the facility.
At the Clinical Center, residents train with state-of-the-art electronic medical record technology. Residents become proficient in direct electronic charting and data retrieval. Electronic flow sheets, problem lists, and medication lists organize patient management and facilitate office communications. Electronic prescription renewals and drug-drug interaction assessments improve safety and efficiency of care. Physicians can trend and plot data in both tabular and graphic formats, facilitating both decision-making and patient education. Wireless technology using easily portable computers makes the entire process convenient for bedside interactions. In addition, the system is accessible to approved users over a secure Internet connection, allowing access to ambulatory records from other training sites.
Residents have full access privileges for the Michigan State University libraries, including extensive electronic resources. The MSU electronic library allows online medical literature searches and full-text access to an extensive collection of electronic medical journals. Residents are encouraged to use these vast resources to study primary literature and support their research. The total number of medical textbooks online available through the Libraries electronic resources page is now 170, with the addition of 39 more respected clinical textbooks in electronic format, published by Lippincott and delivered on the OVID platform. Titles include such well known works as: DeVita's Cancer, Harrison's, Cecil's, Campbell's Operative Orthopaedics, Hurst's the Heart, Nelson's Textbook of Pediatrics, William's Obstetrics, Robbin's Pathologic Basis of Disease, the DSM-IV-R, Danforth's Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Rakel's Textbook of Family Medicine.
Sparrow Hospital is a 740-bed hospital that sits within sight of the state Capitol, midway between the MSU campus and downtown Lansing. Sparrow participates with the MSU sponsored residencies in Medicine, Pediatrics, Surgery, Psychiatry, Cardiology , Endocrinology, Infectious Diseases, and Physical Medicine/Rehabilitation. In addition to its affiliation with Michigan State University, Sparrow Hospital sponsors residency training Sparrow Hospitalprograms in Emergency Medicine, Family Practice, Electro physiology, Obstetrics and Gynecology. Special care units include a regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Hemodialysis Unit, Neurology and Spinal Cord Intensive Care Unit, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service, Level One Trauma Center, and Cardiac Catheterization and Cardiac Surgery Service.
Sparrow Hospital provides care to 120,000 patients each year. Sparrow also serves as the regional medical center for an eight-county area, providing specialty care in high-risk obstetrics, fetal and maternity services, radiation therapy, orthopedics and emergency services. While at Sparrow Hospital, Internal Medicine residents rotate in critical care medicine, inpatient general internal medicine, firm system rotations, cardiology, emergency medicine, nephrology, pulmonary medicine, radiology, and radiation oncology. For more information, please visit http://www.sparrow.org.
Sparrow medical library services may be accessed through http://www.sparrowhealth.net.
The College of Human Medicine (CHM) has a national reputation for its history of innovation and excellence in medical student education. More than 3,100 M.D. graduates of the College have experienced a unique combination of basic science education on the campus of a large, land-grant University, and clinical education in one of six campuses located across the state of Michigan. More than 200 paid and 3200 volunteer faculty are committed to teaching core institutional values that mark CHM graduates as unique and exemplary: respect of and care for patients, commitment to community, and the incorporation of psychological, social, and spiritual elements into care delivery.
CHM was founded in 1964 in response to Michigan's need for primary care physicians. It was the first community-integrated medical school, with a curriculum that emphasized a patient-centered philosophy and a biopsychosocial approach to caring for patients. Founding faculty held the philosophies of William Osler and Francis Peabody, 19th century physicians who asserted, "the secret to the care for the patient is caring for the patient," an attitude that continues to guide the school’s curriculum and policies to this day.
The Statewide Campus System is the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine OPTI (Osteopathic Postdoctoral Training Institution). The AOA has mandated that all post-graduate training programs (residency and internship) be part of an OPTI that consists of member hospitals and a College of Osteopathic Medicine. The SCS members are listed on this web site which include 20 member hospitals and two academic members: MSUCOM and Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCOM). The SCS of MSUCOM provides an educational continuum of pre-doctoral through postdoctoral osteopathic education in the State of Michigan.
Graduate Medical Education Inc. (GMEI) is an educational consortium and partnership of excellence between the Lansing hospitals and Michigan State University. GMEI’s mission is to support our partner institutions in their efforts to provide excellent medical education in the Mid-Michigan Region through diverse, quality educational experiences in a collaborative environment.
Founded in the early 1970’s for the purpose of conducting residency programs that crossed institutional boundaries, the original partners in GMEI were: St. Lawrence Hospital, Sparrow Hospital, and Ingham Regional Medical Center. In October 2004, senior faculty and administrators from the Lansing hospitals (Ingham Regional Medical Center and Sparrow Health System) and Michigan State University (the Colleges of Human and Osteopathic Medicine) began to meet to discuss the future of graduate medical education in the Mid-Michigan region. During a multi-year planning process governed by a signed Memorandum of Understanding, the four institutions’ committed to the reemergence of GMEI as the graduate medical education consortium in the city of Lansing. An Executive Director was hired in September 2006.
The Sparrow Health Sciences Library is a full-service medical/nursing library providing evaluated, quality medical information to the physicians, nurses, other healthcare professionals and the Mid-Michigan Community. The Library supports the information needs and Mission of the Sparrow Health System. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 7am-5pm, closed on most national holidays. The Library is open to physicians 24/7/365.
The Sparrow Health Sciences Library provides access to world-class information resources in support of the decision-making needs of clientele, incorporating both traditional print and electronic resources. This presents both opportunities and challenges to the seeker of medical information. It is strongly encouraged that the assistance of a medical librarian be sought to take full advantage of the benefits and to avoid the common oversights in this environment. Sparrow Health Sciences Library Associates provide training sessions to help familiarize clients with proficient use of all available research tools. Group and/or individual instruction is available by appointment. As well, many other services are offered to assist clients in obtaining the best evidence.
The Sparrow Health Sciences Library offers a welcoming environment where health care providers may conduct research, study or simply relax. Ten computer workstations provide access to the thousands of electronic books and journals and to many other specialized health sciences resources. The Library is open to the public and supports the educational needs of the Mid-Michigan Community.